Edji began Shotokan karate training in 1974 in Melbourne and has been a passionate Karateka devoting his life to studying martial arts for over 40 years. For him training is an integral part of the daily routine. Edji graded Shodan in July 1978 and achieving Godan status in January 2008 under the rules of the Japan Karate Association (JKA).
Edji has travelled extensively around the world to train under renowned karate masters, always pursuing the expansion of his own knowledge and working to improve technique and application. He sees karate as a life long journey bringing practitioners numerous rewards in their everyday lives and allowing them to remember values that are important, particularly the benefit of exercise for both physical and mental health. Edji does not believe that advancing age is a hindrance to the pursuit of excellence in karate; in fact, he believes that it encourages the ongoing co-ordination of mind and body, assists muscle toning, quickens reflexes and builds stamina.
Edji’s own dojo opened in July 1977, and under his guidance and supervision has produced a number of State, National and International champions. Many of his students have also excelled in their personal lives, and they attribute this to their karate training and the discipline it provides. Edji regards this as possibly his greatest achievement!
Over the years Edji’s passion and commitment motivated his personal involvement in competing, judging and coaching in competitions. He competed in several AKF (All Styles) and JKA (Shotokan) competitions, and won Gold medals in their National & State competitions. He has also completed and passed Levels 1 & 2 of the Government approved General Principals and Karate Specific coaching courses, and is dedicated to promoting the art of karate-do and spreading the philosophy and spirit of Shotokan Karate.Posted on: June 3, 2015, by : admin